Top 5 Decadent Foods at Vancouver’s 2014 PNE Fair

640px-Deep_frying_chicken_upper_wingThe PNE, Vancouver’s down-home country fair, is in town once again Aug. 16-Sept. 1, delighting crowds with the usual assortment of stomach-rumbling rides, agricultural exhibits and, of course, the most decadent food imaginable.

This year, there are some new additions to the calorie-rich smorgasbord at the fair, as well as many favourites from past years. Here are five decadent foods not to be missed at this year’s PNE.  Hope you’re hungry.

Deep-fried cheesecake at Granny’s Foods: What makes a rich, creamy cheesecake even more delicious? Dunking it a vat of boiling oil, of course.  Granny’s deep-fried cheesecake consists of a small sliver of cake, wrapped in a pastry coating and then fried to a crispy, golden-brown.  Also try delicacies like deep-fried Oreos and even deep-fried Kool-Aid.

Photo credit: Eric in SF | Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: Eric in SF | Wikimedia Commons

Exotic slider combo at Gourmet Burgers: Getting a bit bored with the standard beef burgers? Indulge your wild side by eating a variety of cuddly, sometimes scary, animals from around the world in burger form. Options for the three-slider combo include kangaroo, camel, alligator, ostrich, wild boar and venison.


Photo credit: Manuel Sanvictores | Flickr

Photo credit: Manuel Sanvictores | Flickr

Run Fatboy Run at When Mac Met Cheese: This stand specializes in gourmet mac and cheese made from scratch with seven cheeses.  To up the ante, they offer Run Fatboy Run – fist-sized balls of mac and cheese deep fried and drizzled with a special sauce. Other options include Godzilla (mac and cheese topped with seaweed and Japanese mayo) and Slumdog Millionaire (with mild curry and peas). 

Photo credit: Tim Lindenschmidt | Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: Tim Lindenschmidt | Wikimedia Commons

Double Dog Dare Ya at PNE Crazy Dogs: Remember when a foot-long hot dog was considered over the top? This one is twice as big. Take a two-foot-long hot dog, slather it in chili, cheese, grilled onions, green peppers and bacon bits and you get the Double Dog Dare Ya.

Photo credit: foodista | Flickr

Photo credit: foodista | Flickr

Pickle shooters at Pickle Pete’s: Need something to wash this all down? How about a refreshing dose of straight pickle juice from Pickle Pete’s.  The briny green elixir is poured into test tubes and then slurped for a quick pick-me-up.  While you’re there, don’t miss Pete’s signature fried pickles or his chocolate-covered bacon.

Any other can’t-miss decadent foods at the 2014 PNE in Vancouver? Let us know below.

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